August 1, 2019–7:12 a.m.
It’s back to school this morning for students in the Floyd County School System.
Gordon County and Chattooga County students also head back to class today.
Rome City Schools begins the new school year tomorrow.
Motorists are urged to slow down and be on the lookout for school buses making stops.
In most cases, all drivers are required to stop when meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended when loading or unloading passengers.
The only exception to this rule is when highways are separated in the center by a dirt, grass or concrete median.
In this situation, only vehicles following or traveling alongside a school bus in the same direction must stop.
Also, be prepared for increased traffic, especially in school zones.